NCDXF ANNOUNCES MAJOR GRANT TO FT5/T TROMELIN
In DX up-front, word that the Northern California DX
Foundation has announced a grant of $25,000 to the FT5
stroke T, Tromelin Island DXpedition planned for November of
Tromelin is a very small and very environmentally fragile
area. As such, there are strict limitations to the number
of visitors and the time allowable on the island. Because
of this it is currently number ten on the DX Magazine's Most
Wanted List for 2014 and number three most wanted on the
U.S. West Coast.
For the past 42 years the Northern California DX Foundation
has funded major DXpeditions to many Most Wanted Entities.
Without this type of financial support from the foundation,
DXpeditions like this to challenging or rare locations would
not be possible.
More on the DXpedition itself is on-line at
I will be running Radio Theory classes in preparation for the next Amateur Radio Station Examination at the Limerick Institute of Technology Room 8A.109 on Monday 27 January at 19.00. All welcome. Duration 10 weeks.
I have been using Amateur Contact Log from N3FJP, in the shack since 2007 and the updates that have been issued over the years by Scott & Kimberly have really seen the product stand head & shoulders above its competitors. The latest version, 4.5 looks and performs exceedingly well. Radio integration & DX spotting, LOTW are also easily configured. There is also a very active Yahoo group.
Scott has also been updating his contest software suites, so I decided to try them out a few months ago and I now use them in all the contests that I participate in. There are also a lot of other logs on Scott’s site and are equally well written.
Cost: You can register all of Scott’s software for $49.99, which is very reasonable and worth it alone for AC Log!
There are lots more features that I have not mentioned, so go to Scott’s site and have a look!
All of my DXCC have been worked on 100W or less, no amplifiers or reverse beacons..just plain listening & working…proving it can be done with resonant antennas and a bit of hard work.. Also, CW from my famous paddle! See my qrz.com for details.
Radio Theory classes in preparation for the next
Amateur Station License Examination will begin in January 2014. The
classes will be held in Limerick City, and anyone from
Region 4, which comprises Clare, Kerry, Limerick &
Tipperary, are welcome to attend. If you are interested
please contact Ger McNamara EI4GXB via email to
ei4gxb/at/gmail/dot/com or by phone to 087 2532512 /
061 354922 or you can visit www.ei4gxb.com
This evening, I have added some new photographs of the various antennae that I use in the shack. They are taken with a Nikon D3S with a 24-70 lens at 2.8. You can find them in my Gallery section, and I hope to add some shack photo’s soon.